The private calls you’re getting on a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone aren’t always calls that are being made with the best of intentions in mind. If you, like many people, are reluctant about taking calls from people who choose to hide their caller ID, you are probably right to do so. The odds are pretty high that it’s a computer, a recording, or a scam trying to get you paranoid into believing it. Either way, it’s your right, and you can easily choose to block such hidden calls by changing some basic settings.
Do you agree that there’s nothing more annoying than getting such harassing calls or messages? Do you hate the idea of not being able to see who’s behind these messages, and thus not being able to take any action against them? That’s why you’ve got yourself one of Android’s higher end smartphones, to have access to all kinds of cool built-in features to help you solve your dilemma.
There are different reasons why you may want to block numbers from calling you on your private phone. There may be some unsolicited calls or certain people you want to avoid. No matter the case, blocking numbers can give you fewer distractions and more peace of mind in your everyday life.
Blocking calls from unknown numbers on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus is one of those cool features that your device has. Keep reading, and you’ll see the steps for using it.
How to Block Incoming Calls on Galaxy S8
- Go to the Home screen.
- Tap on the Phone app to launch it.
- Hit the More menu.
- Go to Call Settings.
- Select Call Rejection.
- Tap on the Auto Reject List.
- Find the Unknown option and switch its toggle to On.
- Leave the menus and forget about those harassing calls.
You may remove Contacts or other numbers from the block list just as easily, if it turns out the call was coming from an actual human being. Just follow the same steps above and find the contact you want to remove from the Auto Reject List. Here you’ll have the option to remove a contact or a number from the list, thus letting them call your phone without issue.
If you get more harassing calls from another unknown number, just repeat these steps and block that number as well. No fuss, no muss, and you can move on with your day. The alternative, if you prefer, is to download and install a third party app that’s specialized in blocking calls.
Third Party Call Blocking Apps
If you wish for more customization in your ability to block phone calls, there are different apps that you can download with this same function, and some extra functions on the side. Depending on the GUI you wish to use or level of customization you need, you may choose from a variety of options.
Two of the most popular call blocking apps compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are the Extreme Call Blocker and the SMS and Call Blocker. Of course, you’re free to surf the Google Play Store for any other options and try out whatever tempts you the most. The point is that you can block private numbers on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus with a minimal amount of hassle, and you have more than one option to do so.